1/72 Mitsubishi Zero Type 52...

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  1. LA2019

    LA2019 Member

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    I finished up my 1/72 scale Hobbyboss Mitsubishi Zero Type 52 fighter. Built out of the box and hand painted with Tamiya and Model Master acyril paints.

    This was a fun build without any problems. This was one of Hobbyboss' "easy build" kits and I thought it was very nice with a one piece fuselage and wing. It has very nice recessed panel lines that weathered up very nicely. Cockpit detail was sparse but could be improved upon if one so desired. Overall, a very nice kit for 10 bucks.

    Painting and weathering were straight forward without any problems. My only concern was trying to replicate the chipping paint look on the nose cowl and upper wing/fuselage structure. It's easy to get carried away and apply to much paint. I mimicked this effect sparingly because I was affraid I would overwhelm the overall look of the aircraft. Sometimes a little bit goes a long, long way.

    Now I just need to sqeeze it onto the shelf!

    ken

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  2. JohnAnthony

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    That looks absolutely super. The weathering is exactly how I personally like weathering: subtle but present. The chipping is just right in my opinion and the wash accents the panel lines without being overly dirty and it looks like you've done some delicate pastel shading. Absolutely great!
     
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    VERY nice. Especially for 1/72nd. :cool:
     
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    Great job. its nice to see someone else working with 1/72.
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    1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!! 1/72nd!!
     
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    So sweet!
     
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    That is a nice job!
     
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  10. LA2019

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I don't quite follow the remark. Is 1/72 scale taboo around here?
     
  11. Wayne Little

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    No definitely not...there is simply more larger scale stuff, thats all...:D
     
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    It's not taboo as far as I can tell but larger scales just seem to be more popular - maybe because of the additional detail. I generally like building smaller aircraft in larger scales and larger aircraft in smaller scales.
     
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    Strange, I posted a reply here and it's gone!
    Nice work, especially on such a relatively small model.
     
  14. Wayne Little

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    An image of your subject flown Warrant Officer Takeo Tanimizu credited with 32 victories.

    Source : The Internet
     

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  15. LA2019

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    Wow, 32 kills. That's amazing.

    What's also amazing is that for the rest Tanimizu's life he lamented his wartime actions and prayed daily at his small family altar for the repose of the souls he took during the war.

    I wasn't aware of Tanimizu while building the kit but it does add more history and character. Thanks Wayne!



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    Great work Ken, she looks a treat!

    ...oh yeah, and HAJRA! HAJRA! GO 1:72 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wav:
     
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